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smoulder

[smohl-der] /ˈsmoʊl dər/
verb (used without object), noun
1.
Related forms
unsmouldering, adjective
unsmoulderingly, adverb
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Examples from the web for smoulder
  • So during the dry season several fires break out every day and smoulder away, releasing plumes of acrid smoke.
  • The actresses grin or smoulder extravagantly, heave their shoulders high in poignant shrugs.
  • It is not unknown for large piles to smoulder for a matter of years.
British Dictionary definitions for smoulder

smoulder

/ˈsməʊldə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to burn slowly without flame, usually emitting smoke
2.
(esp of anger, etc) to exist in a suppressed or half-suppressed state
3.
to have strong repressed or half repressed feelings, esp anger
noun
4.
dense smoke, as from a smouldering fire
5.
a smouldering fire
Word Origin
C14: from smolder (n), of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for smoulder
v.

see smolder. Related: Smouldered; smouldering; smoulderingly.

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